ERIC Number: ED150260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: N/A
Housing Problems of Our Spanish Heritage Populations, Exchange Bibliography 1274.
Eribes, Richard A.
There were special problems in compiling this bibliography on the housing problems of Spanish heritage populations. First, the housing situation of Mexican Americans has not been perceived as an issue by either researchers of housing or researchers engaged in the study of Mexican American populations. Problems of Mexican Americans have been included in the literature of either white or black Americans. However, there is also an equal lack of articulation of housing problems by the Mexican American community itself. Thus, the scope of this bibliography had to be expanded from literature on Mexican Americans to literature on all Latin people. Of the 63 references, 32% were written prior to 1950, so they may give outdated views on housing problems. Only 9 were written by Spanish-surname persons. Therefore, a vast majority of the research has been from the Anglo perspective. In general, the state of the literature on housing for the Latin American population is at best primitive. Few authors are consciously writing in the context of housing as a policy problem. Since public awareness concerning housing problems of Hispanic people does not exist, it is not surprising that there are so few research or policy papers. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Ethnic Groups, Housing, Housing Needs, Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Reference Materials, Residential Patterns, Resource Materials, Spanish Speaking
Council of Planning Librarians, P.O. Box 229, Monticello, Illinois 61856 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Planning Librarians, Monticello, IL.